G'miigwechtoonaa, G'miigwechweaa'naa (We give thanks for things, We give thanks to others)
We have found that one of the most common reasons to learn the language is a desire to give thanks using the language that has echoed in this place for centuries. Humility and the ability to slow down and count your blessings, ask for guidance, and be present for others are fundamental concepts beautifully expressed in Anishinaabemowin.
The following text was sent to us by Andy Chosa, translated by Howard Kimewon and transcribed by Margaret Noori. Take time to learn it!